Chicken and Dumpling Soup

I usually make this with leftovers from my Roasted Chicken Dinner. This is a favorite of everyone in my family. A comfort food that is also relatively healthy with the added bonus of being extremely cheap to make. If you are not making it from leftovers, you will want to brown some chicken pieces in…

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How to Make Bone Broth

Bone broth has gained a lot of popularity in recent years and no wonder, it tastes great and is good for you. It also makes my frugal soul happy to make something so useful from something that is normally thrown away. I usually make it with the leftover bones from my Roasted Chicken Dinner. It’s…

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WHY I BRAVE THE COLD ON A MOTORCYCLE

It’s cold today, I could have taken the truck but the numbers don’t add up. About my commute I drive around 30 miles to and from work. I have to take routes along one or two separate tollways, depending on if there are accidents making the first impassable. The first noticeable benefit to commute by…

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Splurging versus Saving: Hiking Gear

When you first get into hiking buying all the gear can become very expensive. Some people may be able to get completely outfitted at REI with all of the best, but if not ,read on. You may be tempted to buy all the cheapest gear just so you can afford to get out there but…

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Want to Avoid Injury? Stretch!

I know many fitness enthusiasts who will spend 2 hours at the gym and only five minutes stretching. I know hikers who will hike all day and not stretch once; Paddlers who’s only arm stretch is when they wake up in the morning and stretch as they get out of bed. There has been plenty…

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The Art of Fire Building

“Art? Pfft. I’m a man! I know how to build a fire!” said right before reaching for the lighter fluid. For many people I know, their “skill” in building a fire centers around their ability to go to Wally World and buy a container of the magic stuff. When you seperate them from their liquid…

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